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January 16, 2009 Issue

Loyola celebrates presidential inauguration with day of activities culminating in ball

Loyola University New Orleans Office of Co-Curricular Programs is busy planning a day of activities at the Danna Student Center on Jan. 20 to commemorate the historic inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.

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LUCAP on MTV

On Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 9 to 10:30 p.m., MTV will feature students from the Loyola University Community Action Program participating in "Rebuilding the Dream 24-Hour Build" for the St. Bernard Project, a not-for-profit group that works to rebuild homes in St. Bernard Parish.

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Contemporary String Ensemble performs at the Blue Nile

The Contemporary String Ensemble, supported by Loyola University New Orleans faculty, will perform a free concert on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Blue Nile, located at 532 Frenchmen St., as part of its Open Ears Music Series.

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Faculty and staff convocation is next Friday

The Spring 2009 President's Convocation for faculty and staff is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 23, at 3 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium.

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Music Industry Studies chair honored at CAC SweetArts event

John Snyder, the Conrad N. Hilton Eminent Scholar and professor of Music Industry Studies, will be honored at the annual Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans SweetArts 2009 event, a benefit for the CAC.

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College of Law offers public service assistance presentations

The Office of Career Services within the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law presents, "Navigating Your Public Interest Financial Path: Loan Forgiveness, Fellowships, and Other Resources," on Saturday, Jan. 31, 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., in the College of Law building, 526 Pine Street, 4th floor.

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Loyola Opera Theatre performs Donizetti's comedy "The Elixir of Love" and celebrates retirement of community icon

Melody and magic meet in Loyola University New Orleans Opera Theatre's presentation of Donizetti's comic opera, "The Elixir of Love." Stage director David Morelock and music director Carol Rausch will lead the cast and live orchestra in two performances on Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 1, at 3 p.m., in Roussel Performance Hall.

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Tom Piazza will be featured speaker at next month's 1718

Tom Piazza, visiting faculty member in the Department of English in the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences at Loyola University New Orleans, and author of "Why New Orleans Matters" and "City of Refuge," will be the featured speaker at 1718, a student-run literary reading series, on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Avenue.

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Local nonprofits will be on campus to promote volunteerism

The Office of Service Learning at Loyola University New Orleans presents "SERVE: A Volunteer Fair" on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 5 to 7 p.m., in the St. Charles Room of the Danna Student Center. The fair is free, and food will be served.

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Loyola College of Law offering income tax assistance

Loyola University College of Law will again offer the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program this year to provide tax preparation assistance for people with low to moderate incomes.

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Alumni office holds its first Boards Appreciation Reception

On Friday, Jan. 9, the Office of Alumni Relations at Loyola University New Orleans held its first Boards Appreciation Reception in New Orleans.

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Loyola baseball picked sixth in GCAC pre-season poll

The Gulf Coast Athletic Conference recently announced the 2009 Baseball Pre-Season poll, conducted by the coaches and sports information directors of the participating schools.

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Mozo expert at Loyola to present paper in Boston

Eileen J. Doll, associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Cultures, has published a book and an article on Spanish playwright Jerónimo López Mozo. Doll will also present a paper on Mozo in Boston next month.

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Basketball player Ryan Brock racking up honors

Ryan Brock survived a four-overtime game and scored 50 points on the week for Loyola as the Louisiana Sports Writers Association named Brock men's basketball player of the week announced on Tuesday after a vote of an LSWA panel.

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Economics professor reaches publishing milestone

Walter Block, Ph.D., Harold E. Wirth Endowed Chair and economics professor, recently reached a publishing milestone. He has now been published or accepted for publication in more than 300 refereed peer-reviewed academic journals.

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Loyola's men basketball ranked 29th in latest NAIA poll

The Loyola University New Orleans men's team received votes in the latest 2008-09 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll.

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Ignacio Volunteers return from Christmas mission trip to Jamaica

Ten Loyola University New Orleans students participating in the Ignacio Volunteers Program returned Thursday from a 12-day trip to Kingston, Jamaica, where they taught and coached children in a five-day Christmas camp and volunteered for local service agencies, including Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. The program was facilitated by Loyola's Office of Mission and Ministry.

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Religious Studies professor chairs panel at New York conference

Provost Distinguished Professor of the History of Christianity Denis Janz, Ph.D., chaired a panel in early January at a joint conference of the American Society for Church History and the American Historical Association in New York City.

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Loyola theatre presents "The Scene," a comedy about ego, showbiz and a little black dress

"The Scene," a fierce, edgy and scathing comedy by Theresa Rebeck, will open the Loyola University New Orleans 2009 spring theatre season. Directed by Artemis Preeshl, "The Scene" is a modern and sharply written variation of a marital love triangle and is full of people in the scene, on the scene and desperate for the scene.

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Bookstore awards free textbooks to four students

As part of its Spring Back to School event, the Loyola University New Orleans Bookstore has awarded free textbooks for the semester to four Loyola students.

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Visual Arts chair displays work in San Francisco

Gerald Cannon, assistant professor and chair of visual arts, is currently exhibiting new work at the Micala Gallery, in San Francisco, Calif., in a group exhibition titled, "CANNON::NORTH::YUN."

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Law professor publishes on indigent defense

College of Law professor M. Isabel Medina has published "Reforming Criminal Indigent Defense in Louisiana - An Introduction to the Symposium and a Brief Exploration of Criminal Indigent Defense and its Relationship to Immigrant Indigent Defense."

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